Students are learning about Newton’s Laws of motion and force. Our focus this week is on Newton’s 3rd Law which states that all forces work in pairs. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Balloon Cars rely on Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion, as the air rushes backwards out of the balloon/straw, it pushes the car forward in the opposite direction with an equal force causing the car to drive. Students had to become engineers and figure out the best design, placement of the balloon and direction of the straw for the air to come out. They also had to think about the weight distribution on their cars and what it would take to get them moving.
In the 7th grade our top 3 students were
Xavier Brown -300 inches
Will Brown – 299 inches
Darion Shears – 174 inches
Class period winners are below:
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